Healthcare

Global prescription drug spend seen at $ 1.5 trillion in 2021: Report

/ Friday, 9 December 2016 00:01

Reuters: Global spending on prescription medicines will reach nearly $ 1.5 trillion by 2021, although the annual rate of growth will decre...


‘Invincible’ – stories of hope and courage

/ Friday, 9 December 2016 00:01

  MISSISSAUGA, Ontario: Author Shalini F. Wickremesooriya PHD believes that many of us encounter individuals with disabilities in our ...


Rise in malnutrition must be reversed before it creates health “catastrophe”: Experts

/ Friday, 9 December 2016 00:01

ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation): Malnutrition – which includes hunger and obesity – is on the rise and may affect half the w...


Hemas Hospitals Thalawathugoda raises bar on outpatient care facilities

/ Thursday, 8 December 2016 00:01

Setting the bar high on care offered at Outpatient Units, Hemas Hospitals Thalawathugoda has invested heavily on providing a comprehensive...


Sri Lankan foundation joins International Society of Nephrology to tackle kidney disease world wide

/ Thursday, 8 December 2016 00:01

By P.K. Balachandran  Express News Service/NIE: Sanjeev Gardiner, who heads the Gardiner Foundation (GF) in Sri Lanka, has tied up with Brus...


Foundation stone laid for AYATI Centre for Children with Disabilities on World Disability Day

/ Thursday, 8 December 2016 00:01

Chief Guest, Ruwan Wijewardene State Minister of Defence The national dream of establishing a centre dedicated for children with disabilit...


Nawaloka Cancer Centre to adopt multidisciplinary care in cancer treatment

/ Thursday, 8 December 2016 00:01

Nawaloka Hospitals has highlighted the weight the hospital places on combining state-of-the-art diagnostic facilities, personalised care and a mult...


Healthcare financing in Sri Lanka: Challenges and alternatives

/ Wednesday, 7 December 2016 00:01

   Health is a crucial input into economic development and poverty reduction. The levels and distribution of health outcomes can...


Browns Hospitals launches first ever Haemato-Oncology Care for residents out of Colombo

/ Friday, 2 December 2016 00:01

Strategically located on the main Ragama Road and in close proximity to the Ragama Teaching Hospital and the Ragama Railway Station, the fully fled...


Pannipitiya Private Hospital honoured with Flame Award

/ Friday, 2 December 2016 00:01

Pannipitiya Private Hospital, one of Sri Lanka’s highly famed and top rated private hospitals has been honoured with an Excellence Award in t...


IFC invests $ 67 m in India’s Apollo Health to increase access to quality healthcare

/ Friday, 2 December 2016 00:01

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is investing $67 million in Apollo Health and Lifestyle Limited, to expand Apollo’s small-format healt...


Little Hearts: Donations for children’s hospital quadruple after Derana’s telethon

/ Friday, 2 December 2016 00:01

On Sunday, 20 November, Derana TV held a telethon dedicated to a cause this media powerhouse took close to heart: Little Hearts – a ...


Hemas Hospitals tie up with National Chamber of Exporters as exclusive healthcare service provider

/ Friday, 2 December 2016 00:01

Hemas Hospitals Managing Director Dr. Lakith Peiris and NCE Chief Executive and Secretary General Shiham Marikar exchanging the MoU flanked by NCE ...


Lanka Hospitals issues interim dividend backed by positive financial growth

/ Friday, 2 December 2016 00:01

Lanka Hospitals has sought to add to shareholder value by issuing an interim dividend of Rs. 1 per share. This amounts to a payment of 224...


Translations of 2 health books and 1 novel launched

/ Tuesday, 29 November 2016 00:01

By Fathima Riznaz Hafi ​ Health books ‘One Heart One Life’ and ‘Ultimate Heart Health,’ originally written by P...


Call to Donate by Sri Lanka Insurance an outstanding success

/ Friday, 25 November 2016 00:51

The Call to Donate campaign, launched by Sri Lanka Insurance on 1 November, has become an outstanding success, attracting over 500,000 missed calls...


Dr. Preethi Wijegoonewardene awarded Certificate of Fellowship – WONCA World

/ Friday, 25 November 2016 00:51

  The Fellowship of WONCA is the most prestigious award. It is awarded to individuals who have rendered outstanding service t...


Cataract surgeries and distribution of spectacles to those in need

/ Friday, 18 November 2016 00:00

  World Sight Day 2016 was successfully concluded with this year’s commemorative efforts which began with a walkathon ...


Burning health costs for poor in Sri Lanka

/ Friday, 18 November 2016 00:00

    By Priyanka Jayawardena Sri Lanka provides free healthcare for all citizens, which has been a national priority for...


SLIC ‘Call to Donate’ project receives enormous response

/ Friday, 18 November 2016 00:00

Aims to contribute ‘Renal Replacement Therapy’ machine, prosthetic limbs and medicine to paediatric oncology unit &...


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Local elections: New mixed-member method or old PR method?

9 December 2016

  I was looking forward to voting in local elections under a new mixed member system. Wearing my ratepayer hat, I was attracted to the idea of electing somebody who would be accountable to my ‘ward’ or my neighbourhood in ...


Youth underemployment: Tragedy of a generation

9 December 2016

Out of the 7.8 million employed population, 1.2 million people are estimated to be three-wheeler drivers. This is a staggering 15.4% of the working population. As a result today many sectors of the economy today are starved of critical ma...


Governance: On the bus! Or has it missed the bus?

9 December 2016

‘ISSARAHA BAHINAWAA’ – civil society’s proclivity is bow out of a crowded bus when private interests and partisan agendas win the argument over reason and responsibility; but now, more than ever perhaps, is the tim...


Researchers and elephants – we have a problem!

8 December 2016

 John Dewey said that “every great advance in science has come from a new audacity of imagination” and these acts of imagination have to come from researchers. The numbers for Sri Lanka appear to be really worrying as the critica...


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